Saturday, November 2, 2013

grace of a thoroughbred

14 x 16
i think these paintings probably look easier than they are. i guess the trick is to make them look easy when they are actually a bit difficult. controlling the flow of color and water is a constant challenge. I know I have painted this horse a million times but there is something about the lines and movement and fineness of a thoroughbred that just personifies grace. here she is running directly toward me.

dark horse

on fabriano
this is the same almost black horse that has been so hard for me to paint. i have decided it is that it is not so easy to find the shadows!